Team USA stormed to victory at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre today and set a new world record of 3:26.78 in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.
Ryan Murphy launched into an early lead in backstroke, but teammate Michael Andrew couldn’t hold off the challenge against Team GB’s Adam Peaty and dropped a few seconds behind the British swimmer.
However, Caeleb Dressel made a stunning comeback to gain the lead against Team GB with teammate Zach Apple sealing victory for Team USA and touched gold at a record-breaking time of 3:26.78.
Records tumbled as well for the Team GB quartet – Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott – as they picked up silver, breaking a new European record at 3:27.51.
The Italian quartet – Thomas Ceccon, Nicolo Martinenghi, Federico Burdisso and Alessandro Miressi, claimed bronze with a time of 3:29.17.